Quadratic Equation for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL



Total Pages 100 pages plus 42 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


Product Description

This unit on the Quadratic equation introduces the quadratic equation and parabolas has 100 pages and 42 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school. This unit is an introduction to the quadratic equation and how it is applied in the real world. Students become familiar with the terms that make up the equation and how to interpret a basic parabola. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on these very abstract and challenging concepts. This repetition helps students develop learning patterns. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

NOTE: This unit does NOT cover quadratic functions or how to solve them. It only focuses on the quadratic equation and its components and related graphs.

****This unit has digital versions of the printable activities. There are 42 google slides that include a fully differentiated set. There is also a movie version of the book. Be sure to look at the video preview for a walk-through of the digital activities.

See the preview for a more detailed look at the contents.


Quadratic Equation Unit Includes:


  • 10 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • Group activities just for this unit
  • 24 page book (Includes a movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 8 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Worksheet sets (includes digital version)
    • Labeling parts of the quadratic equation (color-coded versions included)
    • Inputting values for a, b, and c into the quadratic equation and rewriting it
    • Identifying graphs that are parabolas
    • Identifying the vertex of the parabola and its coordinates
    • Interpreting parabolas that go with real world problems
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. 

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.